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    unable to start in GUI mode


    HI,

    I am new to linux, i burnt SLUX live cd, when i boot the cd , it goes to
    command prompt, when i give startx command at root, it gives some
    error.

    MY system is IBM thinkcenter with 82845G builtin display card.

    can anyone pls help me.

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    What is the error message you receive?
    Also - I've not used SLUX - does it use xorg or XFree86?

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    Re: unable to start in GUI mode

    Quote Originally Posted by thufaakiboy
    HI,

    I am new to linux, i burnt SLUX live cd, when i boot the cd , it goes to
    command prompt, when i give startx command at root, it gives some
    error.

    MY system is IBM thinkcenter with 82845G builtin display card.

    can anyone pls help me.
    At the command line type
    Code:
    runlevel
    Should say 3. If not type
    Code:
    3
    startx
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    Have you checked here first?

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    Do you mean the SLAX live cd that is based on Slackware.
    What are the specs on the machine you are trying to access.

    On some lower-end machines some livecds have trouble.
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    Re: unable to start in GUI mode

    Quote Originally Posted by rong
    Quote Originally Posted by thufaakiboy
    HI,

    I am new to linux, i burnt SLUX live cd, when i boot the cd , it goes to
    command prompt, when i give startx command at root, it gives some
    error.

    MY system is IBM thinkcenter with 82845G builtin display card.

    can anyone pls help me.
    At the command line type
    Code:
    runlevel
    Should say 3. If not type
    Code:
    3
    startx

    Ths would be my first suggestion. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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